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Princeton's WordNet

  1. green, unripe, unripened, immatureadjective

    not fully developed or mature; not ripe

    "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"

  2. unripeadjective

    not fully prepared


  1. unripeadjective

    Not ripe.

    unripe fruit

  2. unripeadjective

    Developing too early; premature.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unripenoun

    Purpose is of violent birth, but poor validity;
    Which now, like fruits unripe, sticks on the tree,
    But fall unshaken when they mellow be. William Shakespeare.

    In this northern tract our hoarser throats,
    Utter unripe and ill-constrained notes. Edmund Waller.

    He fix’d his unripe vengeance to defer,
    Sought not the garden, but retir’d unseen,
    To brood in secret on his gather’d spleen. Dryden.

    Who hath not heard of the valiant, wise, and just Dorilaus, whose unripe death doth yet, so many years since, draw tears from virtuous eyes? Philip Sidney, b. ii.


  1. unripe

    Ripening is a process in fruits that causes them to become more palatable. In general, fruit becomes sweeter, less green, and softer as it ripens. Even though the acidity of fruit increases as it ripens, the higher acidity level does not make the fruit seem tarter. This effect is attributed to the Brix-Acid Ratio. Climacteric fruits ripen after harvesting and so some fruits for market are picked green (e.g. bananas and tomatoes). Underripe fruits are also fibrous, not as juicy, and have tougher outer flesh than ripe fruits (see Mouth feel). Eating unripe fruit can lead to stomachache or stomach cramps, and ripeness affects the palatability of fruit.


  1. unripe

    Unripe refers to fruits, vegetables, or other crops that have not fully matured or developed, and therefore may not have reached their optimal taste, texture, or color. Generally, unripe produce is not ready for consumption due to lack of sweetness, hard texture, or potential inedibility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unripeadjective

    not ripe; as, unripe fruit

  2. Unripeadjective

    developing too early; premature

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unripe

    un-rīp′, adj. not ripe.—adj. Unrī′pened.—n. Unripe′ness.

Anagrams for unripe »

  1. punier

  2. purine

  3. uprein

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unripe in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unripe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unripe in a Sentence

  1. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    Being unripe for any job and not accepting it is understandable. Being ready for any job and not accepting it is permissible. Being unconfident for any job and accepting it is divisible.

  2. Kara Landau:

    Unripe bananas contain one of the world’s richest sources of prebiotic resistant starch, which resists digestion as it travels through your gut and feeds the beneficial bacteria living in your large intestine. A well-nourished gut microbiota will multiply and diversity, leading to better gut health, good gut health is linked to reduced inflammation, improved immunity, enhanced nutrient absorption, a supported mood, and less digestive issues, all of which can help you look and feel younger! For those that do not like the taste and texture of unripe bananas, green banana flour contains resistant starch in a different form, and can easily be added to smoothies and overnight oats.

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